The founder and history
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (Geshe-la) is the founder on the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU). Geshe-la is a world-renowned buddhist scholar and meditation master, who has introduced in our modern world an authentic buddhist lineage based on the ancient wisdom of Buddha. The centre was founded by Geshe-la in 1981 and was the first stablished outside England. Geshe-la has blessed Menorca in several occasions with his presence, in which he has given many teachings and empowerments. In 1999 the Kadampa Temple for World Peace in Menorca opened, and was inaugurated by Geshe-la in 2001. In 2012 the centre was transformed into a International Retreat Centre.